Labyrinth Theater Company’s “Ninth and Joanie” to Host Post-show Talkbalk – 5/5
LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY’S
“N I N T H A N D J O A N I E”
TO HOST POST-SHOW TALKBACK
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STEHPEN ADLY GUIRGIS
TO MODERATE DISCUSSION WITH PLAYWRIGHT
BRETT C. LEONARD
New York, NY – (5/1/12) Labyrinth Theater Company’s (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), World Premiere production of Ninth and Joanie will host a post-show talkback after the matinee performance this Saturday, May 5th. Stephen Adly Guirgis will moderate the discussion with the show’s playwright, Brett C. Leonard. All audience members are welcome to stay in the theater after the matinee to take part in the conversation. The show, written by Brett C. Leonard and directed by Mark Wing-Davey, plays at The Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).
Dominic Fumusa (“Nurse Jackie,” Take Me Out) and Rosal Colón (A Free Man of Color) join Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, “Grounded for Life”) and Bob Glaudini (The Poison Tree, Jack Goes Boating) in this powerful portrait of a South Philadelphia Italian-American family in crisis. For Mr. Fumusa, Ninth and Joanie will mark his first time on a New York stage since last appearing to rave reviews in Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, also directed by Mr. Wing-Davey. Mr. Fumusa has also recently appeared as Edie Falco’s husband on the Showtime hit “Nurse Jackie”. As for Ms. Colón, this will mark her first appearance with Labyrinth since she was made a Company Member last month. Samuel Mercedes rounds out the cast as Fumusa and Colón’s seven-year-old son.
On the creative side, Set Design is by David Meyer, Costume Design by Labyrinth Co-Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Lighting Design by Bradley King, and Sound Design by Zack Brown.
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Labyrinth Theater Company (Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vázquez, Artistic Directors; Danny Feldman, Managing Director) has redefined the landscape of New York City theater through their productions of incendiary and vital new works. Founded in 1992 by a group of Latino actors who wanted to push their artistic limits and tell new, more inclusive stories that expanded the boundaries of mainstream theater, LAByrinth has grown into a nationally renowned company of actors, directors, playwrights and designers from a wide array of cultural perspectives. Over the past 19 years, LAByrinth has developed hundreds of original works and premiered 55 new American plays here in New York including Guinea Pig Solo, Jack Goes Boating, Jesus Hopped The A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Sailor’s Song, Sistah Supreme, and recently, on Broadway, The Motherf**ker With The Hat.
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